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From: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: dberkholz@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Adding a tiny install-mask directory list to gx86
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 15:13:07
Message-Id: 20110916171428.01442b5a@pomiocik.lan
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Adding a tiny install-mask directory list to gx86 by Donnie Berkholz
On Fri, 16 Sep 2011 08:39:48 -0500
Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o> wrote:

> On 11:36 Fri 16 Sep , Michał Górny wrote: > > The question is: where to store such a directory list? > > > > Keeping it inside project sources doesn't seem right as it would > > require me to bump and re-release project every time a directory is > > added. Keeping it in separate package which would need to be kept > > in sync doesn't seem too good either. > > > > That's why I'm considering including a tiny file in gx86 (and > > possibly other repositories) itself. Such a file could have a > > simple format and specify mappings of 'install-mask names' (similar > > to USE flag names) to lists of directories and possibly > > descriptions. > > Do something like layman or repoman where it auto-fetches > periodically. Layman has the advantage of also supporting add-on > files in addition to the main one.
I'm not sure if it's a good idea. Layman operations usually involve network I/O, mine will not. I don't really want users to pay for GPRS because install-mask does auto-update check.
> I don't want this in my repo.
By *your* repo you mean dev overlay? Noone forces you to declare additional paths. -- Best regards, Michał Górny


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